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to continue their education. middle school to college today we'll talk about some of the programs that help students stay in school. first, the dropout rate for oakland's unified district was 26.6%. that is higher than the national average. joining us to talk about is the numbers and with a administrators is doing about is the spokesperson, is troy flint. >> thanks for having me. >> cheryl: 26.6%, you must be doing a lot to address the issues? >> it's one of the most critical issues. districts across the country particularly urban districts. there is no one comprehensive solution. we're attacking it from null of angle that has address the social components that gets kids disenchanted with schools. >> cheryl: you have a different population in schools especially as they progress? >> we are predominantly low income district, 70% of our students qualify for free lunch program. as you elementary to middle, it increases. poverty is a factor in some of these negative outcomes but it shouldn't be did he term in an event. that is determinant. so that is why we are drying trying a address these issu
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is asking a state mediator to step in. >> u.s. department of education announce today that every public school child in america will now have to, ever ever public school will include students with disability in the after school sports program. education reporter lee ann explains how this will change the playing field. >>reporter: about fancy foot work gained her a spot on the school soccer team. also plays for a club. so we were surprised when she showed us her prosthetic leg. >> this is the liner. and inside here it's just hollow. >>reporter: her school in berkeley encourages all students including those with disabilities to try out for any sport. >> they treat me like a regular kid. nothing different about me except for my leg. i can just deal with that. >>reporter: in some cases the school makes the proper accommodations. >> child hearing impaired we may need visual cue where there might be a buzz error gun or something else for a child that needs association that needs to be put into place. >>reporter: will lard already doing a lot of what the u.s. department of education w
-speed rail progress, reducing carbon emissions and the need for higher education to reduce costs. >> tuition increases are not the answer. i will not let the students of california become the default financiers of our colleges and universities. [ applause ] >> republicans say it sounded good, if not familiar. they will believe it when they see it. >> he talk about a rainy day fund and fiscal conservative, fewer bills, smaller government, tuition trees, he talked about reform, all ideas we have put out there. the question is: will the reality of seven years match the rhetoric of today? >> governor brown touched on health care. he called for a special session to address issues that need to be decided quickly so california can get president obama's affordable care act started by next january. eric? >> thank you very much. parents in east san jose neighborhood are watching their kids today after learning of the attempted kidnapping of a 13-year-old girl last week. police hope this surveillance video of the incident will lead them to the man responsible. our reporter is live in east san jose with
. >> reporter: he is also a physical education teacher at that school in vaw vallejo. he was dismissed from that position as well. he tells me he is being used as a scapegoat in this situation. reporting live in petaluma, abc7 news. >> thank you, sergio. >>> developing news, doctors are treating a blood clot they say could have killed brian stoa. stowe was the giants fan who suffered brain damage after being beaten. he is now receiving injections to help dissolve the close in his thigh and pelvis. the family's website reports that doctors are surprised the clot wasn't fatal because of its size and severity. fundraisers for stowe continue. this one last night in redwood city. the giants' third base coach tim flannery's band is donating proceeds raised for stowe's family. >>> the district attorney announced that michael crabtree will not face sexual assault charges. the allegations stemmed from an encounter with a woman two weeks ago after the playoff win over green bay. the d.a. determined there was not enough evidence to prosecute crabtree. the super bowl-browned 49ers say, quote, michael a
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